Khatami Urges OIC to Adopt Harder Line toward Israel
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Monday called on the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to take new measures regarding Israel and strictly enforce them, in light of the Jewish state's ongoing attacks on Palestinians.
Khatami phoned the Qatari emir, who is the current chairman of the OIC, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, to say that situation in the Occupied Territories was critical.
He said that Iran would concentrate all its humanitarian, religious and international efforts on supporting the oppressed Palestinian nation and their Intifada, reported the official Iranian news agency, IRNA.
Khatami criticized “certain big powers” for their indifference to the "brutal actions" of Israel in assassinating and killing defenseless Palestinians.
He said the “Zionist regime does not abide by any law and continues with its crimes.”
Thani, for his part, recalled the OIC's Doha and Bamako resolutions condemning Israel, and stressed the need for full implementation of the UN resolutions regarding the Palestinians' right of return.
He said Palestinians were considering urging the UN Security Council to pass a resolution concerning the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the occupied land – Albawaba.com
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